"Diphosphonates" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Organic compounds which contain P-C-P bonds, where P stands for phosphonates or phosphonic acids. These compounds affect calcium metabolism. They inhibit ectopic calcification and slow down bone resorption and bone turnover. Technetium complexes of diphosphonates have been used successfully as bone scanning agents.
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more general than "Diphosphonates".
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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Diphosphonates" by people in the URMC Research Network by year, and whether "Diphosphonates" was a major or minor topic of these publication.